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Morales extends home run streak...Manaea on the DL...Michigan receiver injured

August 26, 2018

TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays designated hitter Kendrys Morales has set a team record by homering for the seventh consecutive game today at home against Philadelphia. Morales became the seventh player in major league history with a home run streak of at least seven games. He has connected eight times in his streak, the longest in the majors this season. Ken Griffey Jr., Dale Long, and Don Mattingly share the record with home runs in eight straight games.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oakland Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder impingement. Manaea is 12-9 with a 3.59 ERA in 27 starts this season, including 108 strikeouts and 32 walks in 160 2/3 innings. Right-hander Emilio Pagan was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

TORONTO (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) insists he wants to regain his job as everyday shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays next season, even though the five-time All-Star hasn’t played in more than a year. Tulowitzki, who had surgery to remove bone spurs from both heels in early April, was ruled out for the season yesterday. He expects to be healthy in time for spring training.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed rookie free agent linebacker Jaboree Williams and released linebacker Corey Nelson. Williams played four seasons at Wake Forest. He tried out with the Eagles during rookie camp in the spring. Nelson signed as a free agent in March after four seasons in Denver.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan wide receiver Tarik Black is out indefinitely with an injured right foot. Black was hurt during practice yesterday and is still being evaluated. Black had 11 receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown in three games last season before needing surgery on his left foot. The 14th-ranked Wolverines open the season Saturday night at No. 12 Notre Dame.

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